Anthony Edwards, De’Aaron Fox and Pascal Siakam added to 2023 NBA All-Star Recreation as damage replacements – NBA Weblog – NBA Basketball Weblog

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox and Toronto Raptors ahead Pascal Siakam have been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as damage replacements for the 2023 NBA All-Star Recreation, which can be performed on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT at Vivint Area in Salt Lake Metropolis (TNT/ESPN Radio).

The three gamers will change Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left superior tib/fib sprain), Phoenix Suns ahead Kevin Durant (proper knee MCL sprain) and New Orleans Pelicans ahead Zion Williamson (strained proper hamstring).

As well as, Curry, Durant and Williamson can be changed as starters within the NBA All-Star Recreation by three gamers who had been beforehand chosen as All-Star reserves: Philadelphia 76ers heart Joel Embiid, Utah Jazz ahead Lauri Markkanen and Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant.

That is the primary NBA All-Star choice for each Edwards and Fox and the second for Siakam.

Edwards, the primary total decide within the 2020 NBA Draft, is posting profession highs in factors (24.7 ppg), rebounds (6.0 rpg), assists (4.6 apg), steals (1.66 spg), discipline purpose proportion (46.4%) and three-point discipline purpose proportion (36.7%) in his third NBA season. He leads the NBA in whole steals (96) and minutes (2,099).

Fox is averaging 24.2 factors, 6.3 assists and a career-high 4.3 rebounds whereas taking pictures a career-high 50.4% from the sector in his sixth NBA season. He leads the NBA with 128 factors in clutch conditions, which happen when the scoring margin of a recreation is inside 5 factors within the final 5 minutes of the fourth quarter or time beyond regulation.

Siakam is an NBA All-Star for the primary time for the reason that 2019-20 season, when he grew to become the primary NBA G League alum to begin an NBA All-Star Recreation. A seven-year NBA veteran from Cameroon, he’s averaging a career-high 25.0 factors, 8.0 rebounds and a career-high 6.2 assists in an NBA-high 37.5 minutes this season.

When an All-Star starter is unable to take part within the NBA All-Star Recreation earlier than the NBA All-Star Draft takes place, he’s changed within the starter pool for the Draft by the All-Star reserve from the identical convention and of the identical place group who had the best weighted rating within the voting for All-Star starters. The starter replacements are Embiid for Durant (who was within the Jap Convention frontcourt group on the time of the voting), Markkanen for Williamson and Morant for Curry.

Embiid, Markkanen and Morant can be chosen with the starters and Edwards, Fox and Siakam can be chosen with the reserves within the NBA All-Star Draft, which is able to happen on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT at Vivint Area proper earlier than the NBA All-Star Recreation. TNT will air the NBA All-Star Draft reside throughout its pregame present after which current the 72nd NBA All-Star Recreation, a matchup between Workforce LeBron and Workforce Giannis.

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